Million Dollar Baby [WS] [DVD] [2004]

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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (63 out of 64)

Special Features


  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Million Dollar Baby
Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran boxing trainer who has devoted his life to the ring and has precious little to show for it; his daughter never answers his letters, and a fighter he's groomed into contender status has paid him back by signing with another manager, leaving Frankie high and dry. His best friend and faithful employee Eddie Dupris is a former fighter who Frankie trained. In his last fight, Eddie suffered a severe injury, a fact that brings Frankie great guilt. One day, Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) enters Frankie's life, as well as his gym, and announces she needs a trainer. Frankie regards her as a dubious prospect, and isn't afraid to tell her why: he doesn't think much of women boxing, she's too old at 31, she lacks experience, and has no technique. However, Maggie sees boxing as the one part of her life that gives her meaning and won't give up easily. Finally won over by her determination, Frankie takes on Maggie, and as she slowly grows into a viable fighter, an emotional bond develops between them. When a tragedy befalls one of the three characters, each comes to a decision that shows how the relationships in the film have changed them. Adapted from a short story by F.X. Toole, a former corner man with years of experience in the fight game, Million Dollar Baby also stars Morgan Freeman, Anthony Mackie, and Mike Colter. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - Frankie Dunn
  • Hilary Swank
    Hilary Swank - Maggie Fitzgerald
  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman - Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
  • Anthony Mackie
    Anthony Mackie - Shawrelle Berry
  • Jay Baruchel
    Jay Baruchel - Danger Barch



Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unexpected surprise!

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    Waszak1977
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    Part of me didn’t by this film because I thought the film might have been based on a Boxer who became pregnant and was offered a huge fight worth a lot of money and that the film was going to more about the choice of abortion. Don’t always listen to people who dont know what they talk about! I was told by a friend that the film was exactly that, come to find out he never watched the film and the film was spectacular! Its a heart wrenching film that grabs your attention the entire way through! Gold, solid gold!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great screenplay , director, acting, Eastwood top.

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    DannyBoy1977
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    Mr. Eastwood is at his top game. It seems "Million Dolllar Baby ", outshines most of the boxing pictures that are out today. The film combines the what a great screenplay , directing, acting , can bring out all the emotions of a well crafted script. I not a big fan of sports films , but this is a film about over coming all odds againts you as a woman boxer . You are swept in to the charaters and you fall in love with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Great Film by Eastwood.

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    arnieb

    This is another small masterpiece by Eastwood. It's absorbing, sad, and realistic. He takes the time to create these characters and in the end it hits the spot with the viewer. He humanizes Hilary Swank's characters so much, that when her trouble arises you sympathize with her and feel so much love for her character. Some might criticize it for being slow, but that's the beauty of it...it's slow, beautiful, and moving.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie Now On Affordable Blu-Ray

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    Ramrod
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    This is the 10th anniversary edition of a Clint Eastwood classic. I picked this up for under $10. It's the first time I've owned it on Blu-Ray and it's worth every penny. It has all the original special features and the movie looks and sounds incredible with hi-def picture and sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous movie

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    JeffMaz2001
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    I have not watched the copy I just bought yet, but I saw the move some time ago and I wanted it in my library. Now I have it. Clint Eastwood has made many wonderful movies in recent years: Unforgiven, Gran Torino, Letters From Iwo Jima, Invictus, and of course, Million Dollar Baby. The guy knows how to pick and tell a story using film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best movie ever!

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    Maxx5452
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    This movie is one of my favorites ever. Mr. Clint Eastwood keeps making not only amazing movies but awesome acting again. Also, have to praised Hilary Swank. She's the heart and soul of this movie and I can't even begin to explain how good she was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Million Dollar Baby

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    TimmyG84
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    A boxing film that has a surprise hook of its own. Million Dollar Baby explores a controversial subject matter with a delicate sensitivity and it stays on your mind long after viewing. A powerful film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    Knight77

    at the time when this came out , it was the best movie of the year, but now it's an ok movie with some good scenes and really good acting, it kept me entertained so i didnt get bored of it, overall i would recomend this movie to my friends !!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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